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Item 5003 - First Flights Group of (3) Relic Displays Catalog 550 (Apr 2019)

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Sold Price: $275.00 (includes buyer's premium)

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Group of three flown fabric presentations created by the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum with fabric removed during restoration of historically important aircraft, each swatch measuring about 2 x 2 and affixed to a 15 x 20 informational poster. Includes: a brown swatch from Calbraith Perry Rodgers's Wright Brothers Vin Fiz, which made the first US transcontinental flight in 1911; a dark brown swatch from the Douglas World Cruiser 'Chicago' that made the first around-the-world flight in 1924; and a brown swatch from the Curtiss NC-4 Flying Boat that made the first transatlantic flight in 1919. In fine condition.

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